2023 Author: Melissa Kennedy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:57
On May 5, 41 people died during an emergency landing of a flight Moscow-Murmansk at the capital's Sheremetyevo airport. The competent authorities have to find out what happened on board, but over these days, the footage of the flaming aircraft has been circulated many times over both news channels and social networks. In the 21st century, humanity is not immune from such tragedies. Of course, today they are discussing the details, and everyone wants to know how this could happen. But an even greater resonance in society was caused by the video of the passengers of the ill-fated liner getting out of it with suitcases.
At the end of March last year, the whole country was shocked by the tragedy that happened in the city of Kemerovo. The fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center killed 60 people, including 37 children. This event made many people wonder: are public places really safe? Is everything in order with fire exits in schools, kindergartens, cinemas and other institutions? It turned out that everything is not nearly as good as on paper. Mass inspections revealed widespread fire safety violations. It was after the "Winter Cherry" that citizens began to be reminded of the elementary rules of behavior in case of fire, which many either ignore or simply do not know.
Think about getting on the plane, are you listening carefully to the flight attendant talking about emergency exits, the rules for placing carry-on luggage, the upright position of the seat and oxygen masks? All this has long begun to seem a formality, and, buried in gadgets, no one pays attention to the flight attendant's gestures. But our life depends on this even trivial knowledge, if an emergency situation occurs! It turns out that we shift our personal responsibility to anyone, just not to bear this burden. Only the price of life is sometimes a fraction of a second, and we just didn't know what to do, because flipping through photos on Instagram is much more pleasant than learning the rules of behavior on board.
The video, which clearly shows the passengers running from the burning liner, caused a wide resonance on the network and on TV. Many of them carry a rather heavy load. It was immediately suggested that these suitcases were hand luggage, which people took out of the compartments above the chairs. Given the time it took for the flames to spread, walking down the narrow aisle with a suitcase could cost someone their lives.
What has not been written about these survivors on the net. I saw curses, wishes for death, and so on, many asked to refrain from such things, because we were not there, and how we ourselves would act in this place, no one knows. Several psychology experts have attributed this behavior to several factors. First, the passengers did not fully appreciate the critical situation in which all the "hostages" of Sukhoi are. Although a video has already been shown many times in which one can clearly see the fire upon landing - the passenger was filming from the window directly above the blazing wing. That is, it is unlikely that several dozen people at once did not understand at all that their life is now literally hanging by a thread. Secondly, experts assume that "grabbing your own" is a defensive reaction in a stressful situation. As a charm, as a talisman, as a banal instinct. Although when, for example, a man is attacked by a bear or a tiger, it will hardly occur to him to cling to his belongings, on the contrary, he will leave everything unnecessary, because it is simply impossible to realize the choice "fight or flight" with a suitcase in hand.
So what was it? Banal carelessness, ignorance of the rules of conduct on board in emergencies, shock, affect or indifference to the lives of other people? The answers to these questions could be given by those people who saved themselves and preserved their goods. However, it seems that few of them will dare to give comments, and so they will most likely be harassed on the network.
One thing is clear: we still do not want to be responsible for ourselves, we still disregard the rules of conduct and laws: we smoke in the wrong places, setting up forest fires; we don’t fasten in cars, moreover, we don’t fasten children; we do not find five minutes to figure out how a fire extinguisher works; do not know the basic rules of first aid and so on. And all this, both together and separately, can cost us, our children and just a person next to life.
There is no need to condemn anyone, especially since condemnation will not return a single life out of 41. You just have to think hard and do what is possible. For example, next time boarding the plane, place your hand luggage correctly - it should not clutter up the aisles, listen carefully to the flight attendant's instructions and familiarize yourself with the brochure in the pocket of the seat in front, learn the rules of conduct on a burning liner and, most importantly, remain human. In any situation.